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Stewartia monadelpha

Tall Stewartia
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 15 feet , Maximum 30 feet
Width: Minimum 8 feet , Maximum 15 feet
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Orangebark stewartia is an outstanding tree for year-round interest. Its delicate, white, saucer-shaped flowers dot the braches in June and early July. The dark green foliage becomes a brilliant mix of rich red-orange and fire engine red in the fall. As the leaves drop, they reveal the beautiful cinnamon brown bark of the trunk and branches. No serious insect or disease problems are common to this tree. This tree will work well in small yards. The bark is shown to perfection with a backdrop of evergreens.

This slow growing small tree does best in light to open shade. Provide a location with rich well-drained or sandy soil. It grows best if provided with regular watering during dry weather. Little pruning is needed and heavy pruning can ruin the form of this lovely tree. Consult an expert pruner or take a local class before attempting to prune.

(Source: Great Plant Picks)

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:25 PM

Small to medium, deciduous tree with the flaking bark that makes Stewartias so wonderful. Summer flowers are single and white followed by egg-shaped fruits. Well drained soil in sun to part shade with summer moisture and care not to overwater. To 10-15' in x 8-10' in 10 years. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:25 PM

The 1-2" white flowers of this large shrub/small tree have violet-colored anthers in the center, ; the cinnamon bark peels in thin flakes. Sun-PSh/Med

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